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Abraham Lincoln
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One's only security in life comes from doing something uncommonly well. Abraham Lincoln
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...Anxiety beclouds the future... Abraham Lincoln
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Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away. Abraham Lincoln
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When the hour comes for dealing with slavery, I trust I will be willing to do my duty though it cost my life. Abraham Lincoln
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I do not allow myself to suppose that either the convention or the League, have concluded to decide that I am either the greatest or the best man in America, but rather they have concluded it is not best to swap horses while crossing the river, and have further concluded that I am not so poor a horse that they might not make a botch of it in trying to swap. Abraham Lincoln
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Nations do not die from invasion; they die from internal rottenness. Abraham Lincoln
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When arguing with a fool, make sure the opponent isn't doing the exact same thing. Abraham Lincoln
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I cannot bring myself to believe that any human being lives who would do me any harm. Abraham Lincoln
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Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Abraham Lincoln
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The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Abraham Lincoln
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With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently he who moulds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to be executed. Abraham Lincoln
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Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. Abraham Lincoln
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I think to lose Kentucky is nearly the same as to lose the whole game. Kentucky gone, we can not hold Missouri, nor, as I think, Maryland. Abraham Lincoln
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Truth is generally the best vindication against slander. Abraham Lincoln
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In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Saviour gave to the world was communicated through this book. Abraham Lincoln
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In a certain sense the liberation of slaves is the destruction of property-property acquired by descent or by purchase, the same as any other property. Abraham Lincoln
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Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. Abraham Lincoln
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With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations. Abraham Lincoln
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If we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall in to this vice. The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and generosity. Abraham Lincoln
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All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. Abraham Lincoln
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There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law. Abraham Lincoln
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The signs look better. The Father of Waters [the Mississippi River] again goes unvexed to the sea. Abraham Lincoln
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It is a quality of revolutions not to go by old lines or old laws; but to break up both, and make new ones. Abraham Lincoln
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One is a majority if he is right. Abraham Lincoln
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If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already. It is but a small matter whether you read with anyone or not. I did not read with anyone. Get the books, and read and study them till you understand them in their principal features; and that is the main thing. It is of no consequence to be in a large town while you are reading. I read at New Salem, which never had three hundred people living in it. The books, and your capacity for understanding them, are just the same in all places. Abraham Lincoln
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That our government should have been maintained in its original form from its establishment until now, is not much to be wondered at. It had many props to support it through that period, which now are decayed, and crumbled away. Through that period, it was felt by all, to be an undecided experiment; now, it is understood to be a successful one. Abraham Lincoln
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I have never united myself to any church because I found difficulty in giving my assent without mental reservation to the long, complicated statements of Christian doctrine which characterize the articles of belief and the usual confession of faith. Abraham Lincoln
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I hold that while a man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind. Abraham Lincoln
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There is no greater injustice than to wring your profits from the sweat of another man's brow. Abraham Lincoln
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All the armies of Europe combined could not by force make a track upon the Blue Ridge, or take a drink from the Ohio. If we are to be destroyed, we must do it ourselves. Abraham Lincoln
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Not everything you read on the internet is true Abraham Lincoln
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Everything you see on the internet is real. Abraham Lincoln
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The problem with a politician's quote on Facebook is you do' know whether or not they really said it. Abraham Lincoln
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A good, real, unrestrained, hearty laugh is a sort of glorified internal massage, performed rapidly and automatically. It manipulates and revitalizes corners and unexplored crannies of the system that are unresponsive to most other exercise methods. With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die. Abraham Lincoln
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Shall we stop this bleeding? Abraham Lincoln
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The best time to stop a fight is before it starts. The best vitamin for developing friends is B1. The best way to destroy an enemy in to make him a friend. Abraham Lincoln
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If I am killed, I can die by once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again. Abraham Lincoln
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In my entire life I have only met four "perfect" people... and I disliked them all. Abraham Lincoln
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You can never trust the authenticity of quotes on the internet these days. Abraham Lincoln
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You can't help the poor by being one of them. Abraham Lincoln
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The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves. Abraham Lincoln
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People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
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To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own. Abraham Lincoln
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I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice, and have received a great deal of kindness not quite free from ridicule. Abraham Lincoln
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Wanting to work is so rare a want that it should be encouraged. Abraham Lincoln
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I can see how a man can look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. Abraham Lincoln
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In a certain sense, and to a certain extent, he the president is the representative of the people. He is elected by them, as well as congress is. But can he, in the nature of things, know the wants of the people, as well as three hundred other men, coming from all the various localities of the nation? If so, where is the propriety of having a congress? Abraham Lincoln
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I have got you together to hear what I have written down. I do not wish your advice about the main matter for that I have determined for myself. Abraham Lincoln
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What I do say is that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. Abraham Lincoln
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People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
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The very spot where grew the bread that formed my bones, I see. How strange, old field, on thee to tread, and feel I'm part of thee. Abraham Lincoln
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Government should stand behind its currency and credit and the bank deposits of the nation. No individual should suffer a loss of money through depreciation or inflated currency of Bank bankruptcy. Abraham Lincoln
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Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object Abraham Lincoln
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I cannot imaging anyone looking at the sky and denying God. Abraham Lincoln
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There are few things wholly evil or wholly good. Almost everything, especially of government policy, is an inseparable compound of the two, so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded. Abraham Lincoln
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In a certain sense, and to a certain extent, he [the president] is the representative of the people. He is elected by them, as well as congress is. But can he, in the nature [of] things, know the wants of the people, as well as three hundred other men, coming from all the various localities of the nation? If so, where is the propriety of having a congress? Abraham Lincoln
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I could write shorter sermons but when I get started I'm too lazy to stop Abraham Lincoln
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Laws change; people die; the land remains. Abraham Lincoln
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I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false, is guilty of falsehood; and the accidental truth of the assertion, does not justify or excuse him. Abraham Lincoln
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The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds. Abraham Lincoln
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I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men's rights. Abraham Lincoln
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Without the assistance of that Divine Being...I cannot succeed. With that assistance I cannot fail. Abraham Lincoln
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The Autocrat of all the Russias will resign his crown, and proclaim his subjects free republicans sooner than will our American masters voluntarily give up their slaves. Abraham Lincoln
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The slave-breeders and slave-traders, are a small, odious and detested class, among you; and yet in politics, they dictate the course of all of you, and are as completely your masters, as you are the master of your own negroes. Abraham Lincoln
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Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica. Abraham Lincoln
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The Bible says somewhere that we are desperately selfish. I think we would have discovered that fact without the Bible. Abraham Lincoln
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Submitted to the Sec. of War. On principle I dislike an oath which requires a man to swear he has not done wrong. It rejects the Christian principle of forgiveness on terms of repentance. I think it is enough if the man does no wrong hereafter. Abraham Lincoln
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At the beginning of the war, and for some time, the use of colored troops was not contemplated; and how the change of purpose was wrought, I will not now take time to explain. Upon a clear conviction of duty I resolved to turn that element of strength to account; and I am responsible for it to the American people, to the christian world, to history, and on my final account to God. Abraham Lincoln
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God bless the Methodist Church - bless all the churches - and blessed be God, Who, in this our great trial, giveth us the churches. Abraham Lincoln
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I am busily engaged in study of the Bible. Abraham Lincoln
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